Days Gone - They’re Not Sleeping Story Mission Walkthrough

A complete story mission walkthrough for They’re Not Sleeping in Days Gone, including mission objectives, strategy guides, tips, tricks, and obtainable items.

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Story Mission Objectives

1 Follow the NERO researcher
2 Spy on the NERO researcher
3 Return to your bike

Obtainable Items

Item Location
Small Pick Axe x1 Wooden Bridge, High Desert Grotto

Area: Pioneer Cemetery – Follow the NERO researcher

1 Continue to the NERO helicopter drop point.
2 Read the tutorial for NERO soldiers and researchers.
3 Read the tutorial for binoculars and enemy marking.
4 Hide and sneak slowly through the wooden fences to the marker
5 Pick up the small pick axe on the wooden bridge.
6 Proceed to the High Desert Grotto cave while eavesdropping on the NERO researcher, Lt. Booth, the NERO soldier, and Cpt. Franklin.

Area: Pioneer Cemetery – Spy on the NERO researcher

1 Proceed to the High Desert Grotto cave while eavesdropping
2 Stay close and slowly follow the NERO researcher and the soldier. Stay within the recommended radius to avoid being detected.

Area: Pioneer Cemetery – Return to your bike

1 Leave the area using the same path.
2 This will unlock the craft recipe for the residue bolt.
3 Head to Marion Forks Tunnel and NERO Checkpoint.


1) Follow the members of NERO

NERO is another human faction that Deacon will have to face in his story missions. They are difficult to take down due to their attire so you need to lure them out with stones to sneak past them.

2) Eavesdrop on the NERO researchers

Take cover behind some bushes and listen to the conversation to gather some intel.

3) Continue to spy on them as they move around

4) Hop on back to your bike

Go back to your drifter bike to finish the mission.

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